Scottish Harp Manages to string Another World Record on Mount Kilimanjaro

All the way from Limerick, Ireland a Folk Harp strum by Siobhan Brady has managed to break global record through highest concert on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Siobhan as it goes she played her folk harp for 18 minutes at the highest point on the African Continent.

The musical feat took place at the Uhuru Summit of Kibo peak, according to the reports from the Kilimanjaro National Park.

Siobhan fired an assortment of songs, amid the bitting cold weather and snow.

Her set included local Kiswahili tunes as well as the summit highlight track, which is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Little Bird,’ at Uhuru Peak on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

All of the highest concert teams with the exception of one ‘Stephen’ managed to reach the highest point of the Kibo peak and hit their musical notes from up there.

Siobhan Brady, is an Irish harpist from Limerick, who essentially has just broken her own world record in dragging her Scottish harp to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro and playing a close to twenty-minute concert at the 19,000 feet elevation.

The Musician previously set the record of strumming the harp strings at 16,000 feet height of the Singla Pass in Little Kashmir’s Himalayas in the year 2018.

Now it seems she has also just broken the Guinness Book of World Record on Kilimanjaro during the July 25 feat in Tanzania.

The Harpist was accompanied by a team, which included her own father, Sean Brady and a person with cystic fibrosis and CF Advocate with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Caroline Heffernan from Galway.

Leading her team there was Pat Falvey, a mountaineer and lead climber who walked ahead the Highest Concert Orchestra to the peak.

The entourage kicked off their Kilimanjaro Mountain hike using the Machame route on Thursday, July 20, 2023 managing to scale the summit on July 25, where they played music from the roof of Africa.

Just like her previous concert, this Kilimanjaro record was specially broken in aid of those living with cystic fibrosis.

According to the organizers, all funds raised for the climbing are going to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Mount Kilimanjaro’s music program for the highest concert included the Kiswahili number ‘Ahsante Tanzania,’ which translates as ‘Thank You Tanzania,’ forming one of the local tunes on her set list.

The Tanzanian Song was reportedly requested by an Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell.

The other song played at the peak of Kilimanjaro was of course Ed Sheeran’s hit ‘Little Bird.

Little Bird is reported to be connected to Caroline Heffernan, a patient advocate at Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Ms Heffernan came along with Siobhan’s team to Tanzania and scaled Kili as well.

She explains that the Ed Sheeran song, ‘Little Bird’ was a tribute to the late Triona Priestley, a lady who died from cystic fibrosis in 2014.

Caroline Heffernan met Triona Priestley’s mother, who told her that when her daughter was being hospitalized she wrote several letters to Pop Star Ed Sheeran.

One day, Ed Sheeran made a direct call to Triona while she was at the hospital and sang to her the song ‘Little Bird.’

Little Bird was Triona’s favourite song, but as soon as Sheeran finished singing it, the doctor announced that she was dead.

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